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The Dowager’s Mail Order Husband By Helen Christian

 

(The Annville Mail Order Brides Book 1)

The Dowager's Mail Order Husband
The Dowager’s Mail Order Husband

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE DOWAGER’S MAIL ORDER HUSBAND BY HELEN CHRISTIAN:

The Dowager’s Mail Order Husband is a heart-wrenching emotional story.  Mary Hedgepeth’s life has been abuse, drudgery, pain, and want.  After the death of her abusive husband, Mary’s thrown out of the big house into a cabin. She is now a widower and a dowager.  Here Mary tries to forge a life for herself.  She has no idea how to farm or grow her food.  She is barely hanging on.

When her husband’s brother, Richard, comes home, she’s frightened but also attracted to this handsome, kind man.  Richard is the opposite of his contemptuous brother.  Richard is a kind godly man who finds in Mary everything he has ever wanted.

Will Richard and Mary be able to overcome the abuse she has suffered?  Can happy ever after exist for Mary?  What does God have in store for Mary and Richard?  Grab a comfortable seat, my Christian historical romance book reviews of The Dowager’s Mail Order Husband follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Although a short novella, I found this book satisfying.  Novellas are different from their parent the novel, as they can not explore the depth of emotion and story-line of the more extended novel.  However, Christian filled this book with feeling from the first pages.  I could feel Mary’s desperation and fear as she faced a long winter and then Richard, an unknown element added to her life.  I could feel her want as she came to know the goodness of Richard.

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Married To A Marquess By Joyce Alec

 

Hearts and Ever Afters

Married To A Marquess
Married To A Marquess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE MARRIED TO A MARQUESS BY JOYCE ALEC:

Miss Alice Henstridge bowed to her parent’s demands and married a man she had never met.  Shy and insecure, she could do no other than following their dictates.  Married to William Marquess of Worthington, Alice is left alone as soon as the ceremony’s over.  Installing Alice in his country estate, she spent three long years in isolation; never seeing her husband.

Tired of standing in the shadows, she devises a plan to bring down William.  She will go to London during the season, dance and be merry, then ultimately reveal the depravity and wickedness of her husband to all.  Assuming an alias, she knows her husband will not recognize her by sight.  They had never met before the wedding, and he never raised her veil to look at her face.

However, fate has other plans for Alice and William.  Her plan will have results she never expected.  Come along with Alice and William as they travel the rocky road of romance.  My romance book reviews of Married To A Marquess follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Joyce Alec created a charming story of abandonment and planned revenge, filling it with vivid descriptions, heartache, romance.  I loved watching Alice grow from insecure and sad to a woman of worth and strength.  Joyce Alec created an intriguing tale of a woman bent on revenge and retribution and a man who is not what he seems.

William’s character shows the world a face of gaiety and fun; almost as if he had never faced the situation he found his life.  Alec created a façade of a man carefree and fancy-free;  attending balls, dancing the night away, and flirting with the women of the Ton.  Is there more to William than meets the eye?  Alice’s plan seems to have the opposite effect she intended as she and William throw words and dance around each other.

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An Uncivilized Romance By Elliee Atkinson

 

FAMILY OF LOVE SERIES

An Uncivilized Romance
An Uncivilized Romance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN UNCIVILIZED ROMANCE BY ELLIEE ATKINSON:

Sarah Engels had known only love and caring until she married Jason.  Courting her with care and love, Jason’s true colors surfaced shortly after their marriage.  The abuse which followed unending and unceasing, peaked one fateful day.  Jason refuses to have children and blames Sarah when she becomes pregnant.  He’s determined to rid Sarah of the unborn baby.  How far will he go?

Michael Collins, aka, Mike lives in the high mountains, mourning his beloved wife, Rachel.  He’s become a hermit; avoiding the towns including his own brother.  Knowing he must resupply his supplies, he reluctantly heads to town.  Mike finds a gravely injured woman.   Seriously injured and near death, this gravely injured woman comes to mean more to Mike than he ever thought possible.  After all, his heart belongs to Rachel.   Fate has stepped in and has much in store for Mike and Sarah.  Will she and her unborn baby survive her injuries and infection?  Will love bloom between these two?  Does Jason discover his abused wife’s alive?  My romance book reviews of An Uncivilized Romance follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

What a story author Elliee Atkinson created in book two of the Family Of Love Series.  Author Elliee Atkinson faced the horror of physical and mental abuse head on.  With vivid writing, the reader feels Sarah’s desperation and pain as she’s abused by Jason.  I could feel her fear and disgust of him;  she can’t understand how he fooled her so well.  Elliee Atkinson skillfully displayed each emotion in her writing.  As Atkinson matured Sarah’s characters, I could see her growing and becoming more independent and secure;  opening up to the opportunity for a good loving man in her life.

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Tricked To Marry By Emma Harper

 

A Western Historical Mail Order Bride Romance (Mail Order Brides Go West Book 3)

Tricked To Marry
Tricked To Marry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tricked To Marry by author Emma Harper has Tricked To Marry and 15 other wonderful stories.  What a buy, 16 stories for the price of one.  I chose to review Tricked To Marry and The Sheriff’s Broken Bride.  All stories have a sweet clean romance set in the west.

STORY-LINE TRICKED TO MARRY BY EMMA HARPER:

In Tricked To Marry, we find Caroline, school teacher, in a small town in the west.  Coming from the East for a new life in the west, she loves her job and the town.  Desiring a husband and family, men are scarce and few are available.  At twenty-two she’s given up on finding a husband, much less love, when fate steps in taking the form of Winona.  Winona, friend, landlord, and confidant’s determined to find Caroline a husband; even if she has to tell a few lies and use subterfuge by answering a mail order bride ad.  One candidate, Kenneth, appears on the horizon and Winona’s determined to get him for Caroline. My review romance book review of Tricked To Marry follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

In Tricked To Marry, we find, unbeknownst to Winona and Caroline, each have the same man in mind for Caroline’s future husband. Harper gave Winona a matchmaker personality which she used for Caroline’s benefit.  Winona unaware Caroline’s already has her heart on the same man as Winona wrote, does all she can to get them together. I found it hilarious Carolina had met Winona’s candidate already and attraction followed on both sides.

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